In a nod to the past and present, an old-world technique is being used in the latest release from La Gloria Cubana, just as the brand’s modernized new logo makes its debut.
Called Spanish Press, the three-cigar collection is handcrafted at the El Credito Cigar Factory. There, artisans place the freshly-rolled cigars into wooden trays with dividers that apply uniform pressure to the cigars. The trays are then pressed to define their shape.
Once pressed, the cigars are placed in specially sized boxes that apply slight pressure to maintain their shape.
Yuri Guillen, production manager for El Credito said, “This method eliminates air pockets to deliver an optimal draw and output of smoke, resulting in an enhanced smoking experience. We developed a very special blend to showcase our unique technique, and believe we have delivered a fantastic addition to the La Gloria Cubana portfolio.”
The Nicaraguan-forward blends features tobaccos from four countries. The filler is comprised of Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano and Olor, and Brazilian Mata Fina, with a Mexican San Andreas binder. The cigar is wrapped in a rich Nicaraguan leaf from Jalapa.
La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press
Robusto: 5.5 x 50) | SPR per cigar is $6.29
Toro: 6.5 x 52 | SRP per cigar is $7.29
Gigante: 6 x 60 | SRP is $7.99